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Man Ray portraits on view

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Works by the renowned American avant-garde photographer Man Ray are on display in Tenerife until April 5.

Included in the exhibition of 87 photographs at the Caja Canarias Sala de Arte y Cultura in Plaza de la Concepcion, La Laguna, are portraits of such famous 20th century figures as Picasso, Einstein, Dali, Ava Gardner, Catherine Deneuve and Ernest Hemingway.

Though born in Philadelphia in 1890, Man Ray first honed his artistic talent in New York before spending the biggest … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, La Laguna

Santa Cruz bids to be European Capital of Culture

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Spain has been designated to provide the European Capital of Culture in 2016 and already a dozen cities, including the Tenerife capital of Santa Cruz, are lining up to compete for the glittering prize.

Also battling for the coveted nomination will be the mainland cities of Cordoba, Cuenca, Cáceres, Burgos, Tarragona, Pamplona, Zaragoza, Segovia, Valencia and Alcalá de Henares.

And while Santa Cruz may not have some of the glamour of its peninsula rivals, it need not feel inferior … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Anaga Mountains, Culture, La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Great Tenerife Fireball

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

It happened nearly 12 years ago but people still recall it today – the Great Tenerife Fireball of 1995.

Thousands saw it, mostly in the east and north of the island, describing a brilliant fireball that flashed across the night sky shortly after 10pm.

It happened on Sunday May 7 and hundreds of people called the Canarian Institute of Astrophysics (IAC) seeking an explanation of the phenomenon.

Because it happened at a weekend there were many witnesses to the unusual … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: About Tenerife, Anaga Mountains, La Laguna, Mount Teide, Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tegueste
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